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Slideshows from Ardèche and the Jura

Between Lyon and Montpellier lies a hidden gem: the département called Ardèche. It has all the essentials of a perfect relaxing vacation, including mountains, hiking, camping, great wine, lakes, and rivers. Most importantly, it is not overrun with the tourist rush that is … Continue reading

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A Perfect Sunday in a Vineyard in Beaune

Step 1: A simple but satisfying midday brunch on a sunny terrace in the town of Beaune, near Dijon in Burgundy, with good friends, mini-crêpes topped with Nutella, meat-filled bread slices, cold-cuts and a variety of cheeses along with a picture-perfect bowl … Continue reading

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Champagne at the Top of the World- A Day Trip to Langres

I left at 7 in the morning by car and as I headed towards the region of Champagne-Ardenne– the region where champagne is produced, of course– just north of Dijon and southwest of Strasbourg, cars and houses and even powerlines … Continue reading

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French Winter Comfort Food

The French seem to be well-prepared for the grey, snowy weather that’ been hitting the country since December. I have often found myself watching the traffic problems at Paris airports on the evening news, skating across the icy sidewalks, and … Continue reading

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Travels in Franche-Comté

I’m in Besançon for the holidays, a city in the Franche-Comté region in the east of France, just west of the Swiss border. It’s best known for cheese, clock-making and the beautiful scenery. It’s also known for the artist Gustave … Continue reading

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A Weekend of Mustard and Wine

On Saturday I found myself with some pals in a small candlelit café in the main square of Dijon, two hours southwest of Strasbourg in the Burgundy region. A French friend from the city joined us and when she asked … Continue reading

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